Contractors Look To Military Bases

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

As thousands of Marine families begin to move to Eastern Carolina, dozens of contractors here in the east are trying to get a piece of the pie.

Regional Contractors spent the morning learning about military construction opportunities at area bases.

The workshop provided information on construction work that is expected over the next few years on the bases in Eastern Carolina.

More than 11 thousand Marines and their families are expected in the next few years.

The workshop included how to obtain business on base.

A post workshop subcontractor fair provided businesses the opportunity to learn from companies who hold contracts at local bases like Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Lenoir County on Mar 6, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    The only problem with this is that most of the work goes to out of state contractors. Not much of the money stays in state.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    Earl, That's OK at least you are honest enough to apologize for your mistake. :)
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    Anonymous. Sorry, the EO (EO 13502)was signed on 2/6/09, not last week.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    Unfortunately Earl you need to do some research and get some facts.
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Mar 5, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    Unfortunately, very few contractors in NC will be able to do the construction since this slick little executive order was signed last Friday. "President Obama very quietly signed a pro union executive order on Friday. It ordered the use of union labor for federal construction projects." Nice payoff to the unions for their support for the Big O! I guess this is another example of "transparency in government"? BTW, I haven't seen this reported in any major media.
  • by Marine Wife 3rd Enlist Location: New Bern, NC on Mar 4, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    Havelock and surrounding areas are untapped gold mines!! Build apartment complexes and offer nice places to live and fun stuff to do around this place, and the local economy will explode!! YAY!!
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